This year’s legislative session was challenging from the very start. We knew that the state had the opportunity to make serious investments and that there were a lot of competing priorities. On top of that, there was some signaling of reticence on the part of the legislature to budget for the kind of sweeping changes we need. That made our significant wins at the end of the session all the sweeter!
During the entire session – starting even before it – AFT Washington members took action – a lot of action. We sent cookies and letters to legislators, had a presence at district town halls, and we